Holi Hai – 5 Books about Holi that you must read!!

Holi Hai – 5 Books about Holi that you must read!!

Known as the festival of colors, Holi is celebrated on the last full moon in the lunar month of Phalguna. This ancient tradition marks the end of winter and honors the triumph of good over evil. Celebrants light bonfires, throw colorful powder called gulal, eat sweets, and dance to traditional music. Watch this video about the Story of Holi. Or read from one of these books about Holi.

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Pink is for girls, and boys too! – A conversation with Ritu Vaishnav

Pink is for girls, and boys too! – A conversation with Ritu Vaishnav

Ritu Vaishnav’s Pink and Blue is an attempt by a mother to initiate a dialogue with her little one about gender stereotypes. It encourages kids to question these notions before they begin to shape their thinking and offers adults an opportunity to initiate this very necessary discussion. A discussion that needs to happen – it’s never too early, or too late! While we reviewed the book, there were some questions in our mind that we wanted to ask Ritu, and she agreed to answer them for us.

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KidEngage Reads : Pink and Blue by Ritu Vaishnav

KidEngage Reads : Pink and Blue by Ritu Vaishnav

One of the easiest way to introduce or reinforce a concept in the impressionable mind of a toddler or a preschooler is to do it through picture books. And when the concept is about the gender, there probably is no better way than books, with the caveat that our own behaviour and attitude follows what we are reading to the children.

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Girl-O-Pedia – 21 Books That are A Collection of Mini-Bio’s of Inspirational Women

Girl-O-Pedia – 21 Books That are A Collection of Mini-Bio’s of Inspirational Women

In today’s times, gender stereotyping, equal rights, and empowering girls is very important and is happening globally. And what better way to initiate these topics to children than books? Books about heroines who are REAL, not fictional!! Books that introduce children to a diverse and accomplished group of women! Books that bring incredible women out of the shadows, celebrate their success and acknowledges their achievements! Worldwide, the trend of illustrated feminist books for children on iconic figures…

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Jungle Facts – Guides and Reference Books about Wildlife

Jungle Facts – Guides and Reference Books about Wildlife

Our planet is teeming with life, from the mountain tops to the ocean’s depths. Encourage children to learn about this bio-diversity and their wild friends with these awesome guides and reference books about wildlife.  These interactive, engaging and informative books and will inspire children to save their planet! Jungle Facts – Guides and Reference Books about Wildlife Can we save the tiger? By Martin Jenkins and Vicky White A visually stunning and informative picture book…

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Tales from the Jungles – Children’s Books about Wildlife

Tales from the Jungles – Children’s Books about Wildlife

Children today are growing up in an age of deforestation and urbanization and hence it very vital that we teach our children to protect and preserve our precious wildlife.  Reading up about animals in their natural habitats can inspire children to create a better world where wildlife is cherished and sustained. Here’s a list of our favourite books that will help children become aware of the jungle and its inhabitants and how much they mean…

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Have a Seuss-esational Time : Dr.Seuss books that you must read

Have a Seuss-esational Time : Dr.Seuss books that you must read

Dr. Seuss inspired the imaginations of millions of young readers through his mastery of wordplay and rhyme. From classics like “The Cat in the Hat” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” to stories that taught valuable lessons like “The Lorax” and “The Butter Battle Book,” Dr. Seuss’ books are a must read for every child.

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A Message, Gently Delivered – 4 Books that make you think

A Message, Gently Delivered – 4 Books that make you think

If you are the kind of parent who sees an opportunity to teach your child something anywhere you look, the books on this list are for you! What sets these books apart from other belligerently moral books, is the way the gently delivered message sinks in. A gentle touch, a lovely story, an intriguing narration do a great job of camouflaging the message in the story. Push these books into your child’s hands and let simmer for a little while, for best results.

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Kindness Matters – 15 Books that inspire children to be kind

Kindness Matters – 15 Books that inspire children to be kind

Any act of kindness no matter how big or small can make a difference! It has also been scientifically proven that there are many benefits to being kind! Kindness is contagious and makes both the giver and the receiver feel good. Wouldn’t we then want our children to grow up to be compassionate and empathetic to others needs, to lend a hand when a friend is struggling? We must build this foundation early and cultivate kindness…

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Celebrate real life heroes – Books about Param Vir Charkra Awardees

Celebrate real life heroes – Books about Param Vir Charkra Awardees

Celebrate real-life heroes Independence Day is a great time to talk to children about our history, freedom fighters and how we got our freedom. It is a wonderful way to remember the leaders who gave us the India we cherish. But have you thought about the heroes who stand by us every day? Yes, our soldiers who relentlessly protect our country. These are the men of steel who have given their everything to keep our country…

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